Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Security

1 2 3 18

Password Managers:

Password Managers: How to avoid a guessable password – By Sujata Choudhury officenewz.com

Over the last few months, the intensity of cyberattacks has increased manifold. Work from home has pushed many people to use their devices to connect to office systems. This has left office infrastructure vulnerable, leaving space for hackers to deploy malware. While this has increased the demand for antivirus suites and software, one area which often remains exposed is passwords. With multiplicity of accounts people tend to keep the same password over all services.

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), And How Is It Different from 2FA? – By Anthony Heddings cloudsavvyit.com

Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA, has been around for a while. It usually refers to using an SMS code as an additional step for logging in to your account. However, the term has been being replaced by “Multi-Factor Authentication.” What’s the difference?


The YubiKey 5C NFC Can Unlock Your Phone, Tablet, Laptop, or Desktop – By Josh Hendrickson reviewgeek.com

Whether you’re on the go or working from home, locking your electronics is always a tricky balance of security and convenience. A device can either be totally secure or incredibly convenient to access, but not both. Yubico’s latest security key, the $55 YubiKey 5C NFC, might have the balance just right. It can unlock nearly any device with minimal effort.

– Password Managers: Avoid a guessable password

Password Managers: How to avoid a guessable password – By Sujata Choudhury officenewz.com

Over the last few months, the intensity of cyberattacks has increased manifold. Work from home has pushed many people to use their devices to connect to office systems. This has left office infrastructure vulnerable, leaving space for hackers to deploy malware. While this has increased the demand for antivirus suites and software, one area which often remains exposed is passwords. With multiplicity of accounts people tend to keep the same password over all services.

Chrome OS 85 Stable Channel arrives

Chrome OS 85 Stable Channel arrives: Here’s what you need to know – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com

On Tuesday, Google announced that the Chrome OS 85 Stable Channel is released, with the typical staggered rollout over the coming days. As usual, Google has highlighted some of the newest features for Chromebooks, but there’s always more in terms of experimental functionality.

– Password Manager Perks

5 Password Manager Perks You Might Not Be Using – By Eric Ravenscraft wired.com

You may know by now that you need a secure password manager. The best password is one even you don’t remember, but if you’re not used to using a password manager, it can seem daunting to set one up (and change all your passwords if you’ve been using weak ones). To sweeten the deal, there are a number of extra features that most popular password managers come with that can make the effort even more worthwhile.

– LastPass adds new Security Dashboard

LastPass adds new ‘Security Dashboard’ and dark web monitoring features for passwords – By Abhay Venkatesh neowin.net

Password manager LastPass has today announced that it is bringing a new ‘Security Dashboard’ to let users manage the security and integrity of their passwords and accounts better. The feature is available for all users of the service. However, a more extensive dark web monitoring option is limited to Premium, Families, and business users.

Tracking Software and Tracking Prevention

Questions from a group member:

I am looking for information on tracking software and tracking prevention. I get several emails or adds after I search for an item – recently, a frying pan. I understand that somehow "they' know I may be interested in a pan, but don't know-how. Does tracking prevention keep me from getting multiple adds/emails for that pan? So how can a low-tech person like me avoid these trackers?

I got these questions a few weeks ago form one of our group members. I tried to answer, but it isn't easy to get your head around. Just this week, one of the podcasts I follow did a segment on this very subject. They also gave links to the promotional videos of the company GetEmails uses to promote their tracking software to web site owners,

The take away is to be careful where you enter personal information on web sites or online services.

How to improve your privacy in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge and Brave – By Rae Hodge cnet.com

Privacy is now a priority among browser makers, but they may not go as far as you want in fighting pervasive ad industry trackers on the web. Here's a look at how you can crank up your privacy settings to outsmart that online tracking.

– PC Backup

The Beginner's Guide to PC Backup – By Eric Griffith au.pcmag.com

We all know we're supposed to back up our data. It's essential to a person's well-being and peace of mind, and one copy of a file on your computer does not a backup make. Redundancy, people, redundancy!


How to Backup a Computer to External Hard Drive? – By backupeverything.co.uk

Backup a Computer – Even though it may seem a great idea to gather all of the important files in one folder and let it reside safely over any local storage directory, but this is not true for every situation. With the growing influence of the Internet of Things, our data has been exposed to various vulnerabilities. Whether it’s a drive failure or system corruption or any cyber-attack, data is the only thing that suffers a lot.


How to Clone a Hard Drive on Windows & Mac – By Ivan Belcic avg.com

Cloning your hard drive creates a perfect one-to-one copy, fully bootable and exactly like the original. You’ll want to clone your drive if you’re backing up valuable data, migrating to a shiny new computer, or upgrading to a solid-state drive (SSD). Learn how to clone your hard drive on Windows computers and Macs with our step-by-step guide.

Google Automatic Phone Backup Free for Everyone

Google Makes Automatic Phone Backup Free for Everyone – By Josh Hendrickson reviewgeek.com

Two years ago, Google introduced “Google One,” a premium membership that added extra features to its ecosystems. With a Google One membership, you get premium support, expanded storage (up to 100 GB), family sharing, and automatic phone backup for your Android devices. But now, Google is making automatic phone backup free for everyone—even iPhone users.

1 2 3 18
Tech News by Topic